This paper explores a fundamental discipline in any photovoltaic (PV) system: the monitoring and prediction of energy production. A PV system's financial outcome can be directly correlated with the measurement and prediction of its energy and can be used to compute electricity rates.
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The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation provide the Global Solar Atlas—in addition to a series of global, regional and country GIS data layers and poster maps—to support the scale-up of solar power in their client countries.
This guide is intended to present, in a practical and comprehensive manner, basic smart city concepts and principles, as well as the elements necessary for the formation of smart cities.
The International Geothermal Association (IGA), founded in 1988, is a scientific, educational and cultural organization. As of 2016, the IGA has more than 5,000 members in over 65 countries.
TRANSrisk conducted 15 case studies that explore the transition to low-carbon economies, including 14 country-level case studies and one at the global and regional level.
This report summarizes the experience of public financing agencies and relevant lessons learned regarding the use of publicly backed guarantees (PBGs) to build clean energy markets.
The purpose of this report was to assist European Commission Member State governments in preparing for the implementation of the Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) and to guide a European policy for Renewable Energy Standards (RES) in the mid- to long-term.
This report addresses best practices for small hydro systems. Small hydro represents a small but secure and reliable source of renewable energy, however, the transaction costs of realizing that potential are high and provide a major stumbling block to implementation.
This report examines the role of coal as an energy source in a world where constraints on carbon emissions are adopted to mitigate global climate change.
The Policies and Measures databases is a collection of three databases that provide information on policies and measures taken or planned to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficiency and support renewable energy development and deployment.